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are showing." she's referred to as the indiana jones of genealogy, so it's no wonder that c-span chose o select this -- chose to select this session for broadcast today. and, please, let's welcome megan smol enyak. [applause] >> thank you. >> how did this journey begin for you? >> i got into genealogy way back into the sixth grade. it was a homework assignment for meshe cede us go home -- made us go home and find where our surnames were from. and i remember actually feeling sorry or for my class mates because most of them were crowded around the british aisles, and i had -- isles, and i had the whole of the then-soviet union to myself. [laughter] that's when i realized, hey, there's something a little bit different about my heritage, and that's all it took to spark my curiosity. and i happened to live in the d.c. area, so i was the twisted 16-year-old. i wanted to turn 16 not to get a driver's license, but to be able to go to the national archives without an adult. i saved up my allowance to buy death certificates. [laughter] >> did this trouble your parents? >> yeah. but i was already t
cowed a lot of the moderate republicans. someone like senator lugar from indiana, another person, especially in the area of foreign affairs with a long history of working in a bipartisan way. even orrin hatch from utah who is nobody's moderate just like robert bennett who is terrified of the tea party challenge. >> host: and the base primary. >> guest: yeah and soy think tom coburn, who is not a moderate, who is definitely a conservative, very fiscally conservative. he took some time off and became a senator from oklahoma. tom coburn was in the gang of six and i think, i have always found him a republican. you asked for a republican. i've always found him to be very honest, very straightforward and worked in the gang of six. i think he has a good relationship with barack obama. i think he respects him and i think he has always tried to be honest and work on the deficit and cares a lot about deficit reduction. he is not running for re-election. he has announced that he is not running for election. >> host: some of this has come from the sense that he is retired. >> guest: that's r
it has got a lot of the moderate republicans, someone like senator lugar from indiana, another person especially in the area of foreign affairs with a long history of working in a bipartisan way. sp1 obama's old friend. >> guest: even orrin hatch from utah, nobody's moderate, just like robert bennett, terrified of the tea party challenge. >> host: about-face. >> guest: i think tom coburn who is not a moderate, definitely a conservative, very fiscally conservative who was in the class of '94 in the house and then became a senator from oklahoma. tom coburn was in the gang of six, and i think i have always found him a republican. i have always found him to be very honest, very straightforward. he worked in the gang of six. i think he has a good relationship with barack obama. i think he respects and. i think he has always tried to be honest and work on the deficit. he cares a lot about deficit reduction. he is not running for reelection next time though. he was announcing that he is not right for reelection. >> host: some of it comes from the sense that he was retiring. >> guest: that's
indiana, another person especially in the area of foreign affairs has a long history working in a bipartisan way. >> host: obama's old friend. >> guest: even orrin hatch from utah who is nobody's moderate terrified of the tea party challenge. estimate he's definitely a conservative, very fiscally conservative and class of '94 in the house and took some time off and became a senator from oklahoma shoes and the gang of six and i think i have always found him a republican but police found him to be very honest, very straightforward, he works in a gang of six he is a good relationship with barack obama and respect him and he's always tried to be honest and work on the deficit and he cares a lot about deficit reduction he's not running next time hokies announced he's not running for reelection post and he was retiring. >> guest: that's right. so he is free to see and do what he wants. let's get a handle little bit and talk about solutions to this problem because they're hard to come by it's a little brief but i don't really blame you because it's just hard to figure of what the he
in south bend, indiana -- most americans are very comfortable talking about religion. they actually like talking about it. we listened in on a few of these interviews as the questions were being asked, and it's very clear that most of the people we spoke to because they themselves are religious, that's the way america is, they were very comfortable talking about these sorts of questions and found it to be a very natural thing. so i'll just sort of put that out there as, you know, sort of my counter as to why i do take these results seriously. i don't want to take everything with a grain of salt. i don't necessarily believe that everyone who says they're in church every week is actually in church every week, but at least they want us to think it. and that's worst knowing. another question here. >> as an academic, political theology or interplay between politics, i'm sure you could give us an opinion on religion not being as big in politics, but we've been seeing an increased involvement as a specific campaign issue or creating division within political parties and within, you know, our co
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